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Normally the unix shell takes care of this expansion.  If I call a simple script that prints sys.argv and runs a simple parser, I get:

    2135:~/mypy$ python2.7 filetypetest.py ~/mypy/test.txt
    ['filetypetest.py', '/home/paul/mypy/test.txt']
    Namespace(file=<open file '/home/paul/mypy/test.txt', mode 'r'...)

I have to quote the argument '~/mypy/test.blog' to bypass this expansion.

This is under Linux (bash).  Is Windows or Mac different?

My impression is that `FileType` has been provided as an example of a custom `type`, as opposed to a comprehensive file handler.  But I can't quote a developer on this.  

http://bugs.python.org/issue13824 is a bug report that worries that 'argparse.FileType opens a file and never closes it'.  There are some comments there about whether it is appropriate to expand on the capabilities of FileType.
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